New BCH position will benefit Gippsland region

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Thursday 24 August 2017
MEDIA RELEASE

NEW BCH POSITION WILL BENEFIT GIPPSLAND REGION

Bass Coast Health (BCH) has secured funding for a new position that is sure to benefit the South Gippsland and Bass Coast communities by enhancing the skills of allied health clinicians working in public health.

 

A new Allied Health Clinical Educator position will be advertised shortly, ensuring that the existing skills of local allied health staff are strengthened even further.

 

BCH Allied Health Manager Jackie Goodman says; “This new position will enhance educational opportunities for staff and students across local allied health services; including social work, podiatry, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietetics and speech pathology”.

 

The newly funded position follows a joint submission made by BCH, South Gippsland Hospital and Gippsland Southern Health Service to the Department of Health and Human Services. BCH is understandably excited about securing the coveted position - one of only ten such positions available across the state.

 

The BCH Allied Health Clinical Educator will work in partnership with the allied health teams of all three health services to ensure the effective management of undergraduate student placements and increase the evidence based practice of allied health professionals and assistants. This will include developing and supporting a sub-regional supervision and education framework and providing links for the sub region to access regional allied health education opportunities.

 

Ms Goodman commented, “This is fantastic news for the whole region and it will improve recruitment and retention of our very valuable allied health staff”.

 

For more information about allied health services available at Bass Coast Health, please call 03 5671 3343 or visit www.basscoasthealth.org.au